Project engineering encompasses all aspects of the design of production lines or processing facilities, whether new facilities or modifications or expansions of existing facilities.
Project and process engineering comprises a series of activities or tasks performed by engineers, designers, draughtsmen, skid builders and others from one or more technical disciplines or departments.
The tasks in project and process engineering include performing calculations, writing specifications, preparing bids, assessing equipment proposals, evaluating or selecting equipment, drawing up various lists, such as equipment and material lists, and producing drawings, such as electrical diagrams, plumbing and instrumentation diagrams, physical layouts and other drawings used in design and construction.
Pauwels Consulting’s contribution to such projects may involve carrying out capital cost estimates or technical assessments as well as project design. The objective of projects such as these may be simple modifications, new factories or expansions costing anything from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars. The scope of the project includes the details of the objective in terms of production speed, product specifications and general or specific information on processes and equipment to be used. The expected outcomes include calculations, drawings, lists, specifications, diagrams, etc.